On Tuesday, the San Antonio Spurs play the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. San Antonio will Game 2 at the AT&T Center and tip off is set at 9:00PM ET.
Last Sunday, the Spurs won Game 1 and extended their winning streak to nineteen games. San Antonio used a 39-point barrage in the 4th quarter and eventually stunned the young and athletic Oklahoma City.
The Spurs use their long years of playoff experience to comeback from a 10-point deficit in the 4th quarter. Argentinean SG Manu Ginobili picked the perfect time to explode for 26 points and frequently found a gapping in Oklahoma's shaded lane defense.
The Oklahoma City Thunder had the game on their hand during the start of the 4th quarter. However, things turned to worst when coach Scott Brooks decided to play a small lineup by sitting NBA defensive player runner up Serge Ibaka. This strategy has worked against Dallas and Los Angeles but against San Antonio it was a disaster.
Oklahoma City must regroup for Game 2 to tie the series. Going down 2-0 in the series against the seasoned San Antonio is a tough situation to be in right now in the Western Conference Finals. The Thunder must improve their defense and throw out their strategy that worked against their previous opponents since San Antonio is a different team.
The sportsbook handicappers have installed the San Antonio Spurs as a 4.5-point favorite to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder. Expect these two teams to bring on their best and to get the every advantage to win Game 2.